This wine could become your best ally with the elevated temperatures we’re experiencing in the Southern Hemisphere this summer.
When it’s hot outside, our common sense drives us to prefer wines that can be enjoyed cold (even on ice, although wine purists may balk at the idea). That is why young, dry white wines work so well. They pair well with fresh foods like salads and ceviche and are perfect for quenching our thirst.
Sauvignon Blanc is a varietal that grows exceptionally well in coastal climates. The influence of the ocean breeze can help it develop its distinctive herbal notes, which happens in the semi-arid coastal environment of the Ucúquer Vineyard.
Located in the Colchagua Valley, at an altitude of 170 m.a.s.l., along the southern banks of the Rapel River and just 14 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean, this is the birthplace of Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. An incredibly aromatic mineral wine with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and herbs, it is fresh, intense, and long-lasting on the palate. But it also shares many characteristics of white wines from cold climates, including a high acidity, low alcohol content (12.5%), and an extremely light body. These features make Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc an ideal wine for the summer, perfect for packing in a cooler for a day trip to the beach, thanks to its easy-open screw cap.
Remember to find some shade to keep the wine as cold as possible. We also recommend filling up your glass sparingly; pouring more often than having a full glass of hot wine is better.
We comply with the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal responsibility to balance benefit and purpose.
We adopt an Impact Business Model, creating beneficial links between business, community, and environment.
The Gran Reserva vineyards are an important part of the project to conserve native forest areas and protect local biodiversity. Our native forests have the ability to retain rainwater and control the kind of climate change that results from water shortages.
We take care of 1,432 hectares of protected forests and, on average per vineyard, a total of 105 species of fauna and 48 species of registered flora.
Our effort to preserve nature begins with responsible water consumption. 99% of the water we use comes from surface and subterranean sources.
Our vineyards are drip irrigated, which translates to a 90% efficiency on water consumption, and over the past 3 years, we’ve reduced our water footprint by 10%.
All of our winemaking processes require the use of energy. Our choice to invest in clean, renewable energy reflects our desire to co-create a sustainable planet for the future.
100% of the electricity used to make the wines in the Gran Reserva collection come from renewable sources, including solar energy.
Concha y Toro has been certified under the Wines of Chile Sustainability Code since 2012, which means that our vineyards are officially recognized as sustainable vineyards.
The wines in our Gran Reserva collection are crafted entirely from estate-owned grapes in sustainably managed vineyards.